Germany: DRF base at Dresden exceeds 1,500 missions in 2011

Germany: DRF base at Dresden exceeds 1,500 missions in 2011 30 Dec, 11, Source: HeliHub.com

On 17th December, the DRF base at Dresden – known in Germany as “Christoph 38” – flew its 1,500th mission.

The particular incident was a road accident were a 46-year old female driver sustained serious pelvic and leg injuries after her car left an icy road and hit a tree.  Onsite assessment by local paramedics quickly identified the need to fly the patient to a trauma centre, with the patient’s injuries potentially fatal and the freezing conditions adding hypothermia to the scenario.

Pilot Mario Wüstner flew the helicopter 80km to the accident scene and transported her back to the University Hospital of Dresden, achieving the milestone mission.

The driver’s 18-year old daughter suffered minor injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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